Compass Program

Our Approach to Perinatal Depression Care

Depression is a common problem during and after pregnancy. It is a serious illness that can impact you and your baby, so it is important to seek professional help.

The COMPASS Program is here to support you with the care you need. We offer effective treatment options including medication and talk therapy. Our team closely tracks your symptoms and tailors your treatment plan if you are not feeling better using evidence-based approaches to mental health care.

If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of depression, contact our care coordinator for an individualized evaluation, a treatment plan, and support.

Click here to download the COMPASS brochure.


Our coordinated clinical care team includes a care coordinator, a perinatal psychiatrist, a maternalfetal medicine physician, a licensed therapist and a clinical liaison to provide mental health care embedded within the prenatal care offices of the 14th floor of Galter. Specialized services include:

  • Treatment programs (individual therapy or medication management)
  • Collaboration with you and your physician to improve your mood
  • Pre-conception consultations
  • Treatment during pregnancy and up to a year postpartum

Symptom tracking is done electronically through self-reported surveys. If you continue to have depression symptoms, our team will discuss changes that can be made at our weekly multidisciplinary meetings to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.

Coordination of care is provided between the obstetric and mental health teams.

Pre-qualified individuals include patients of Northwestern Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prentice Ambulatory Care Clinic, and MaternalFetal Medicine. 


Postpartum Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Any Other Mental Health Concerns

Our Location

Galter Pavilion
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
675 North Saint Clair Street
14th Floor, Suite 14-200
Chicago, Il 60611

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